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Riga is the most significant city in Latvia in many fields such as culture, politics, education and finance.
*Riga is the most significant city in Latvia in many fields such as culture, politics, education and finance.
*An architecturally fascinating city, Riga is famous for its Art Nouveau buildings.
*The historic center of the city, called Vecrīga, has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
*Riga Cathedral, the residence of the Archbishop of Riga and also known as the Dome Cathedral, is the largest medieval church in the Baltic countries.
*The Statue of Liberty, one of the city's symbols, is a monument erected in 1935 in memory of the soldiers who died in the Latvian War of Independence.
*Riga has hosted important events such as the 2003 Eurovision Song Contest, a 2006 NATO Summit, the 2006 IIHF Men's World Ice Hockey Championship and the 2013 World Women's Curling Championship.